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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Job Snapshot: Receptionist

Location: Battle Creek, MI 49014
Employee Type: Part-time seasonal, non-benefitted
Hours: 18-25
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Clerical
Experience: Prior reception experience
Post Date: 3/6/13
Closing Date: Until Filled

Come have a wild time at Binder Park Zoo and get paid for it! We are looking for two outgoing and positive team members to work our reception desk for two week days and one to two weekend shifts per week. This position requires attending an all-staff orientation from 8am to 5pm on Saturday, April 13th and half day trainings for one week will begin on Monday, April 15th.  Please see the job description below for full details. 

Please submit a completed employment application to:

Binder Park Zoo
Attn: Human Resources
7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI 49014
Fax: 269-979-8834

 

RECEPTIONIST JOB DESCRIPTION

REPORTS TO:  Executive Assistant

SEASONAL OR NON-SEASONAL:  Seasonal, non-benefited

POSITION SUMMARY:
To assist the Zoo in accomplishing its mission to nurture empathy, understanding and conservation of nature while greeting and assisting the public through face to face and telephone communications.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Prior receptionist experience using a multi-line phone system.
Computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Ability to plan, organize and handle multiple tasks as necessary.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Answering and directing telephone calls using a multi-line phone system.
Providing guests and callers with general information about the zoo.
Communicating effectively using a hand held radio.
Registering individuals for zoo programs.
Serving as liaison between staff and emergency personnel in times of emergency.
Relating positively with diverse groups of people (guests, staff and volunteers).

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assisting with clerical projects as assigned.
Complying with all Binder Park Zoo policies and procedures.
Participating in team oriented zoo projects as needed.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES: N/A

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Ability to work a flexible schedule including long hours, weekends and holidays.
Ability to work at receptionist station in lobby of Administration Building.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Ability to read, speak and write English in order to fulfill job functions in an understandable way.
Ability to operate a computer using a keyboard and mouse.
Ability to operate a multi-line phone system and hand held radio.

 

Download a printable Application(pdf)
Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Dr.
Battle Creek, MI 49014

Telephone: (269) 979-1351
Fax: (269) 979-8834


Equal Opportunity Organization

Binder Park Zoological Society, Inc. offers employment opportunities, education programs, and services without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, height, weight, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

 
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